Business Torts and Intellectual Property
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to identify the form of intellectual property outlined, and to examine the different types of torts committed.
Scenario: Stan is an employee of Acme Paper Corp. He signed a non-disclosure agreement as a condition of his employment with Acme. Stan is approached by Zenith Paper Co. with an offer of employment, but only if he brings his client list with him. Stan was fully responsible for creating his client list, so he agrees to provide it to Zenith. When Stan downloads his client list onto an external flash drive, he is caught in the act by his boss Nora. Stan grabs the flash drive and runs out of his office, shoving Nora aside when she attempts to stop him. Nora falls and hits her head against the doorknob, suffering a concussion.
Write a 700 to 1,050-word paper using the information posed in the scenario.
- Identify whether there is an intellectual property issue here. If so, what type?
- Discuss whether Stan’s actions are ethical. Why or why not?
- Discuss the types of tort, if any, Stan committed. Did any of the other parties in this scenario commit a tort?
- Discuss whether any of Stan’s actions subject him to criminal liability.
Cite a minimum of three scholarly references.
Format your paper in accordance with APA guidelines.